I began my short search for MoVals best Thai down the long River Kwae Thai Cuisine on Alessandro, sailing in for a quick $6.00 lunch. I was seated in two-seconds flat, given water and a service, and their extensive menu. There were several lunch specials to choose from and I picket #9 Chicken in Red Curry, one of my Thai favorites, and a Thai Iced Tea of course. I was promptly served some Tom Yum Kai soup and a brilliant, cold large sweet tea.
The soup was okay, not bad, but nothing to write about, except this: I?ve noticed something about Asian restaurants in general, and their `special lunch? soups. If the soup is any good, then the meal will probably also be good. If the soup is bad or tasteless, then stand-by for more of that. It seems to always be true?maybe for all restaurants?and I just didn?t notice until now.
My entree came quick: good?n creamy, and hot, steamy white rice, a small salad, and crispy wonton. My lunch was fair, chicken tender, rice light and sweet, curry pretty tasty, but my salad had a small black wet gross thing in it (probably just wilt rot). The best thing was the Thai Iced Tea!
Overall, the lunch was a quick low-cost delight. I was in & out in less than a half-hour and for $8.00 (not including tip)! But here?s the thing: Thai food isn?t suppose to be just all right, or okay, or mediocre. It?s supposed to WOW you by design. Its nature is to ZING your palate, make you sweat; take your tongue on a wild Thai ride! Theirs clearly did not. But it was a good cheap lunch nonetheless and Ill probably go back again and ask them to KICK IT UP a notch!
One weird thing: When you walk in you?ll see a large glass display case showcasing their house wines. Oddly, most of the them were varieties of Sutter Home. Now why would anyone advertise one of the least drinkable cheap wines on the market? They should hide those and stock up on some Clos Du Bois , Chateau Ste. Michelle, or even some decent Turning Leaf or Beringer. Sutter Home, behind glass, like it some museum artifact! HA HA HEE HEE HEE AHH AH!
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